Atlantic Canada-wide COVID-19 support fund with $100,000 match
Homelessness, food insecurity, mental illness and precarious employment are already really difficult things to experience. Now, as public health measures are being made across the region in response to COVID-19, people who are already vulnerable are facing major disruptions and new risks. Many people are in crisis right now.
Help agencies across Atlantic Canada respond to the unique, immediate and emerging needs in their local community. Now more than ever we need to pull together to support those who need it most.
The Atlantic Compassion fund will help agencies across Atlantic Canada respond to the unique and immediate needs in their local community: meeting basic needs, reducing the impact of further marginalization and bringing people back together when the time is right.
Tom Rose, the President of Atlantic Business Interiors, has committed to matching dollar-for-dollar the first $100,000 of contributions made by donors across the Atlantic Region.
United Way is calling on you to take action now and donate.
Please state in the message function which Atlantic United Way your gift should go to from the list below:
NS – Halifax
NS – Cape Breton
NS – Colchester County
NS – Cumberland County
NS – Lunenburg County
NS – Pictou County
NB – Central New Brunswick
NB – Greater Moncton & South Easter New Brunswick
NB – St. John, Kings, & Charlotte
NL – Newfoundland & Labrador
PE – Prince Edward Island
Here are some examples of how your donations to the Atlantic Compassion fund will be used:
• meet the immediate needs of the most marginalized in our community, such as providing access to food, medicine, transportation, and mental health support;
• support outreach to seniors and vulnerable populations, such as grocery and supply deliveries, safety check-ins, or community interventions that replace traditional drop-in centre programming that is not permitted at this time;
• pay for deep cleaning services and related supplies and protections for community facilities and shelters; and,
• provide discretionary funds to service providers so they are better able to help those who will be underemployed, displaced, or further marginalized.
When this period of social distancing comes to an end, the Atlantic Compassion Fund may support programming or initiatives that will help bring our communities back together.
THANK YOU for taking action.